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El Nene

Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 1 954 102 5701
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (11 reviews)
“baked potato” (5 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, International, Spanish, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent food. Simple menu. Fresh ingredients. Good for breakfasts. Clean. Owner Helmut friendly. Take care with the margueritas, one of the best in town; can leave you legless before you know it

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A good place for a nice meal. the setting is comfortable and the service is fine.You will enjoy the meal.

Thank S502VUDavidH
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had great margaritas to start then our mains. The food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I can't say I've ever been disappointed here- I've been often and know what I want when I go - the fish is an excellent choice, and I love the baked potato with sour cream! Try the complimentary chips with the slightly spicy peanut sauce,...More

Thank suzannemowat
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great mojito but the service was horrible. The food was satisfactory but the atmosphere and service needs attention

Thank KirstenKubin
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The food preparation is superior to many places with compareable prices. It seems with the strength of foreign currency some places raised their prices. El Nene has not done this. Thank you.

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered a simple meal of soup and tacos, which after more than an hour had still not arrived. Three times we were given drinks or food that were destined for another table, and never got the slightest indication that our food we had ordered...More

Thank karen41131
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Hi there, we are so sorry about the situation last night. We had a problem because our staff was not complete. When you arrived we already had received the orders of 2 big tables, and I apologize not having told you that it will take...More

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It appeared that the word of the day was NO. No to separate tabs. No to beer selection. No to making a shrimp taco. We did not at all feel that our patronage was welcome. Very strange as Helmut is such a warm and friendly...More

Thank Don W
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thank you for your 3rd review, we are very sorry that we couldn´t manage to please you once. We don`t have shrimp tacos on the menu and when the restaurant is full we cannot do separate tabs. There are many restaurants in Puerto not offering...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Sounds silly in a hot climate. Sometimes you just want a small dinner and these are not watery soups? Lentils are delicious in a tasty sauce. This is the place to be brave and have nopales soup-complete with dropped egg. Their large mains are also...More

1  Thank annikarosenqvist
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for your review! We love having soups, especially with this climate.

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Decided to give El Nene a try.... what a great choice. The food and the service was exemplary. Nice atmosphere, nice background music, continuously, and very pleasant to add to the ambience. Bartender charming, waiter attentive, owner extremely fastidious and concerned. My husband had the...More

Thank BeachSearchers
RestaurantElNene, Owner at El Nene, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you for the kudos! Hope you will be back!

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Questions & Answers
17 January 2016|
Response from RestaurantElNene | Property representative |
Hi there, so sorry, I just saw your message... hope you could go there... We are open from Monday till Saturday from 2pm to 10 pm, A reservation might help in February at peak times. Hope you had a great time in Puerto... More
26 April 2015|
Response from RestaurantElNene | Property representative |
Sorry, we don't have a page with prices. Our dishes start at 50 Pesos for Tacos and go up to 180 Pesos for a New York cut. We have tacos, soups, salads, fresh fish every day, daily specials with chicken, beef, shrimp or... More
25 March 2015|
Response from RestaurantElNene | Property representative |
Hi there, not sure which hotel you are referring to. We are restaurant El Nene and Blue Horizon Real Estate. You can have alcohol at the restaurant and also in all the properties we rent out. Sorry, I can't tell you about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Benito Juarez 14A, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Puerto Escondido
  • Phone Number: +52 1 954 102 5701
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